MADISON, Ill., Friday, Aug. 24, 2001 - Indy Racing League Vice President of Operations Brian Barnhart issued a penalty notice Aug. 24 to driver Scott Sharp for unsportsmanlike conduct during the Belterra Casino Indy 300.
Citing Rules 8.1 and 8.3 of the 2001 Indy Racing League Rule Book, Sharp was fined an undisclosed amount for on-track actions during the event Aug. 12 at Kentucky Speedway.
"The Indy Racing League has established a reputation for presenting close, exciting open-wheel racing," said Barnhart. "Instrumental in this style of racing is a code of ethics that's been developed by the drivers and league officials which creates an atmosphere on the track that allows for wheel-to-wheel racing. Scott's actions were not appropriate at Kentucky."
Sharp may appeal the penalty prescribed in Section 12.1 of the rule book. An appeal may result in an increase, decrease or no change to the penalty.